After selling more than 20,000 tickets in 2022, during the nineteen-day premiere of their first immersive horror experience at Bedlam – NYC’s largest haunted house, set in the former Ripley’s Believe it or Not on West 42nd Street – TERROR returns this Halloween season with TerrorVision – Live Screaming Your Nightmares, presented in the fictional Horrorwood Studios (located in the Times Square area, at 300 West 43rd Street) beginning on Wednesday, September 13.
This year’s new in-your-face event will push the boundaries of heart-pounding experiences, as audience members step through a flickering television screen and into a first-person nightmare, embarking on a tour of the dilapidated studios of Horrorwood for a ‘behind the screams’ sneak peek of the filming of the upcoming TerrorVision Halloween episode. But things go terribly wrong, the screen shatters, and guests are suddenly cast as the unwitting new stars, forced to face three tales of terror, all manifesting as an immersive walk-through haunted house experience overflowing with gruesome creatures, snow and wind inside the rooms, and seemingly impossible movie-magic special effects constantly happening all around and swirling them into this nightmare world.
Co-artistic directors Will Munro and Katie McGeoch, the heads of Six Flags’ Fright Fest for more than two decades, have designed some of the biggest horror experiences in the industry, ranging from theme parks to Broadway productions and large immersive events in NYC and Europe. 140 actors inhabit the world of TerrorVision, which includes over 20,000 square feet of rooms, passageways, and frights, making it one of the largest theatrical experiences in New York City.
In a joint statement, Munro and McGeoch noted, “TerrorVision is truly scary and not for the faint of heart. When you step into TerrorVision, you’re entering a world set in 1980 – at the height of the slasher genre, when classic horror movies like The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Poltergeist were dominating the box office. This year’s show is a complete homage to the 1980s horror craze and we want our guests to feel like they are stepping into the screen and onto a movie set. Our audiences aren’t going to know what hit them.”
Executive Producer Dalton M. Dale added, “We’ve created three stand-alone attractions, which would be great on their own, but together, tell a full narrative nightmare. To pull off some of these amazing effects, we’ve hired Hollywood’s best makeup and special effects artists who will transform our cast into terrifying creatures nightly.”
Ticket buyers can choose their own level of terror: General Admission (for the standard scary fun); “Chicken” Ticket (which allows guests to wear a special amulet to become “invisible” to the monsters, for those who do not want to be touched by the ghouls, though still get some residual scares); and Ultimate Terror (an upgrade that will ensure brave participants are targeted throughout the experience). All three levels can also add the RIP/VIP immediate entry upgrade, which skips the general admission line.
Please note that this experience may be too frightening for children under thirteen. No costumes or costume masks are allowed. The performers are trained in safety, and TerrorVision employs a security team to ensure actor and audience safety, and to enforce their policy of no drugs or alcohol.
TerrorVision plays Wednesday, September 13-Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 300 West 43rd Street, NYC. For tickets (starting at $39, including fees, with early bird pricing available through September 19), go online. Masks are not required.